The relationship between Colt Cabana and CM Punk is a long and complicated one, and in search of the truth, Ric Flair attempted to play detective. But only after he had worked out who Colt Cabana was.
CM Punk and Colt Cabana were once good friends, but this partnership ended with a bitter fall-out that even included legal action. Since then, Punk has made it publicly clear that he has no time for Cabana, despite their earlier friendship. It was suggested that CM Punk played a part in Cabana being moved away from AEW television and to Ring of Honor, so he wouldn’t have to see him. Punk denied this, and it formed part of his now-famous post-AEW All Out media scrum rant.
Ric Flair Didn’t Know Who Colt Cabana Was
Speaking on his podcast, To Be The Man, Ric Flair revealed that he tried some get some answers about what had really gone on. However, he admitted that he initially had no idea who Cabana was when he approached him for an autograph.
“Colt Cabana walked up to me the other day,” Flair said. “Colt Cabana came over and wanted my autograph and I didn’t know who he was. I’ve never met him, right, and the guy goes, This is Colt Cabana.’ Then I stood up and shook his hand. I said, ‘What’s going on with you and Punk?’ He said, ‘It’s a long story.’ So, Punk’s got more long stories with people than I do. [Cabana] a nice kid … really good worker.”
Colt Cabana recently made a return to AEW Dynamite where he challenged Chris Jericho for the Ring of Honor World Championship. The appearance was said to be a one-off and not a full-time return.
By contrast CM Punk remains absent from All Elite Wrestling, with a recent report suggesting that there are still a “lot of issues” between the two parties. Following Punk’s comments at the scrum, there was a fight backstage involving the star, Ace Steel and The Elite. While Steel has since left the company, it has been announced that The Elite will be making their return to action at AEW Full Gear 2022 on November 19th.
H/t to Wrestling Inc